Matt Kirshen, along with Barbara Holliday and Joshua Snyder, discusses the specifics of various American and British accents, the process of doing Last Comic Standing, how British audiences are different from American audiences, and a great piece of advice for doing TV spots. Before that, Kyle Chrise talks about his upcoming show at Flappers, The Fastest Joke In The West. During Punch It Up, Paul Mckeown and Charles Greaves perform 3 minute sets and get critiques.
London born Matt Kirshen’s precision wit has already earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently his appearances as a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing has earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other countries worldwide.
He has also recorded a half-hour special for the World Stands Up, Comedy Central, appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has acclaimed festival appearances at Montreal, Kilkenny, Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and Amsterdam and Edinburgh.
His debut CD, “I Guess We’ll Never Know” was named in Punchline Magazine’s top 10 albums of 2009 and his hit appearance at the 2008 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal resulted in no fewer than 4 of his lines appearing in the Montreal Gazette’s round up of their best jokes of the fest.